The Imperial War Museum, London, invites you to join an evening of readings and thoughtful discussion around the themes of The Long Night by Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein on Wednesday 15 February at 6.30 pm. Considered to be ‘a rare and expert eyewitness account of the Holocaust’, the memoir details Bornstein’s journey through seven concentration camps and his survival against almost insurmountable odds.
Excerpts from the memoir will be read by Dr Bornstein’s daughter and translator of his book, Noemie Lopian, who is dedicated to ensuring her father’s story is remembered as a point of light for others and a lesson in the importance of kindness and tolerance.
Noemie will be joined by James Bulgin, Content Lead for IWM’s new Holocaust Galleries due to open in 2020. We will be exploring the way in which Bornstein’s memoir supports and mirrors the guiding principles of these new galleries and how they will reinterpret the Holocaust narrative for 21stcentury audiences.